A Level Edexcel
The course aims to give a comprehensive foundation in Music Technology. It is ideal for the aspiring recording technician and composer but also for those interested in media and the creative industries.
The course focuses primarily on audio technology, recording and the principles of sound. Students should therefore have an extra curricular passion for pop music, for recording and should have experience using music software to compose and record music.
Students will learn how to use a recording studio, as well as composing and recording with modern music software. They will also learn the principles of audio and the history of music recording that make the foundation of the modern recording industry.
Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework) 1 - 20%
- Log book
Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework) 2 - 20%
- Technology-based composition
- Synthesis and sampling / audio manipulation and creative effects usage
- Log book
Listening Exam - 25%
- Listening and Analysis
Practical Exam - 35%
- Producing and Analysing
- Extended essay
Skills Developed and Career Prospects
The course gives students an understanding of the underlying principles of sound as well as how songs and recordings are made. It also gives students the skills to write and record their own music.
Music Technology complements a range of higher education courses and career opportunities in creative industries such as Media, Film, Theatre, Television and Music.
High Storrs Sixth Form Entry Requirements
A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics
Grade 4 in Music OR an equivalent demonstration of expertise
- Choosing your subjects
- Classical Civilisation
- Product Engineering & Design
- Drama and Theatre Studies
- English Language
- English Literature
- Film Studies
- History - Early Modern
- History - Modern
- Mathematics - Further
- Music Technology
- Philosophy & Ethics (Religious Studies)
- ICT (BTEC)
- Sport (BTEC)
- Food Science and Nutrition (Level 3 Diploma)